This 30 minute eLearning module will provide participants with the underpinning knowledge they require to administer emergency medication for the treatment of seizures in the community. It is important that participants have received training in emergency response for seizures and general epilepsy awareness training prior to training in administration of emergency medication; participants therefore need to complete one of our Understanding Epilepsy programs as a pre-requisite for this training.
The Administration of Emergency Medication Program:
People wishing to administer emergency medication must enrol in and complete 2 courses:
- Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 1) The first course is an eLearning module and provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to support a specific person living with epilepsy who has been prescribed emergency medication.
- Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication (Part 2) The second course is conducted face to face (using technology). In the second course participants will go through the individual persons epilepsy plans and learn about the person’s specific emergency medication needs. During this session the trainer will take participants through the stepped process for administration of the prescribed emergency medication. Participants will practice the skills and be assessed on their ability to read the individual’s plans and administer the emergency medication according to the plans. Please note this course is person specific and the may need to be completed more than once if you are supporting more than one person living with epilepsy.
This training is valid for 2 years unless there is a change to the individual’s treatment plan.
This is person specific training that:
- will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to administer emergency medication for the control of seizures in the individual
- only applies to the individual for whom the training is being provided and should not be relied on to administer Emergency Medication for any other person
In Part 1 participants will learn how to:
- Understand the prescribed emergency medications, their side effects and potential impact on the individual
- Read and understand an Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) and an Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP)
In Part 2 participants will learn how to:
- Read and understand the individual’s epilepsy plans
- Understand the individuals seizure and post-seizure activity in accordance with the individual’s EMP
- Confidently manage the administration of emergency medication in accordance with the individual’s EMMP
Who should do this course?
Anyone with a duty of care responsibility for a person living with epilepsy that has been prescribed emergency medication for the control of seizures.
Time and Assessment:
Part 1 of the course, the eLearning module, will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes 14 questions to check your understanding as you progress.
Part 2 of the course will take one hour to complete using ZOOM online technology.
Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course self- assessment of your understanding of epilepsy and a post course evaluation and self-assessment for each part of the course.
A Certificate of Completion can be generated on completion of all tasks.
More information or offline resources:
This course teaches how to read an Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) and an Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP).
Templates of these plans can be found at http://epilepsyfoundation.org.au.
This course is available offline, please contact us to discuss options.
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